The Coming Home Project

Rating: 4.83 stars   65 reviews

Address:

3739 Balboa St. Box 193 San Francisco CA 94121 USA

Mission:

The Coming Home Project is a non-profit organization devoted to providing compassionate expert care, support, education, and stress management tools for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, service members, their families, and their service providers. We are a multidisciplinary, experienced team of psychotherapists, veterans and interfaith leaders committed to helping transform the wounds of war. Our programs address the psychological, emotional, spiritual and relationship challenges experienced during all stages of deployment, especially reintegration. We help rebuild the connectivity of mind, body, heart and spirit that combat trauma can unravel, renew relationships with loved ones, and create new support networks. We build a safe place – a community -- for families, their veterans and service members, and their service providers to come together and share their stories, struggles and accomplishments. We connect families with their communities as we collaborate to create integrative continuums of care. Single veterans and service members as well as those with physical injuries are also most welcome.

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Rating: 5 stars  

After a extremely difficult year after separating from service, this retreat provided that foundation for me going forward. I look back at everything I went through before this retreat and I thank God for the calm that was provided. I felt human again.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I went there with an open heart and mind. I found myself feeling like I was missing something spiritually. Being surrounded by nature, the walks, the events, and the people all combined eventually helped me find what I was looking for. It was an amazing experience and would recommend it to any veteran in a heart beat. I feel exponentially better about myself and my life and am looking forward to the new path I am going on because of the experiences there at the retreat. I want to thank all the staff of The Coming Home Project.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

This is an incredible and much needed organization. It was at these retreats that I learned my husband had PTSD...from the classes that were offered describing it. We were surrounded by counselors who specialize in helping veterans and their families for 3/4 days. I came away feeling more whole, more able to cope, and with a greater understanding of myself and my spouse. My children never want to leave. They are surrounded by counselors who specialize in working with children. I don't have words to express how grateful I am for this organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own life, and in my families life. It is a way to become more connected to others like me, and to my own family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the support.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very experienced in their feild, compassionate, and profoundly helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help more people.

Ways to make it better...

i honestly don't know!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial, due to the fact that there is such a Huge need.

One thing I'd also say is that...

i am very grateful to Joe Boborow for getting this started and keeping it going.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

Absolutely wonderful group of people who are providing services that are badly needed. The volunteers and staff were so accepting and supportive that my family has been profoundly affected.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the relations in my own household.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

realizing there are people who care about veterans that do not have to work for the VA or DOD.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional people. They were accepting and warm.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve as a model for the government to use in treating returning war veterans.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

excellent retreat. I met new friends and learned to to deal with my issues and be able to discuss them with my wife.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

yes I have

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the atmosphere

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I attended one of the CHP retreats for service providers of OEF/OIF Veterans and found the experience wonderfully rejuvenating. I still have many of the materials that I received at the retreat and practice some of the exercises that were taught there as ways to stay grounded, directed, and continually rejuvenated in the work we do with combat Veterans.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

taking better care of myself in order that I may be better able to serve the Veterans I work with in my job.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the passionate drive to do this work to take care of those who are caring for the returning OEF/OIF Servicemembers and Veterans, as well as the Servicemembers and Veterans themselves.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

truly invested in seeing improvement in people's lives and change work happen.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really work to create a force of well cared-for families, service providers, and other support persons that would greatly improve the lives of our returning OEF/OIF Servicemembers & Veterans and avoid so many of the mistakes with past wars.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Working with the professionals at the Coming Home Project was a thoroughly enjoyable and beneficial process. The folks involved were not only competent, but also empathetic. They understood my difficult schedule and did everything they could to accomodate me. Further, I found it very therapeutic to dicuss the issues affecting our family through their interview process.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reflecting on and discussing the affect of the frequent deployments and seperations we're experiencing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them more money so their efforts could be even more broad reaching.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to share our story.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptionally accomodating and professional.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have an incredible impact on the military and civilian community. They're so many people who think we're "used to" the seperations and the dangers our spouses face; education and information are invaluable.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to spend with them.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the lack of funds to take their vision to the next level.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I had never heard of this project before I was contacted. I was thoroughly impressed with their ability to accomplish so much in such an effective way.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

It was awesome for me and the family the groups meditation the atmosphere they go above and beyond to take care ofus vets and families the staff awesome and surroundings were wonderful

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

santa rosa california

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how the people respected and treated us

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

phenominal

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have more retreats

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

This is an extremely thoughtful, well-run organization that greatly benefits the people it serves. The leaders and volunteers are concerned, intelligent people who know how to, and have the desire to, share their gifts.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

intelligent, thoughtful people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

-Great Counseling -Was able to share stuff that was hidden for years -We went kayaking -I felt free and safe -The group therapies was great and helpful to me -I finally sought help after talking to one of the women there... it was something that I never wanted to do but I did it and it helped -I experienced Chi Gong and it helped me to relax and I was able walk(I've been in a wheel chair for over six months) -The place was great, peaceful and beautiful -I was stress free -Hearing all of the other womens' stories helped me...to be strong, to share my stories, to comfort others as others comforted me -I keep in touch with most of the women that attended the Oct. 2009 Womens' Retreat -This is the best thing that ever happened to me and will be for anyone else that attends -There were no thoughts of war anymore...just peace and freedom from war and death -This is the best experience I've ever had -This organization was very well organized

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

-Oct. 2009 @ the Womens' Retreat -I've grown in my spiritual manner -It helped me mentally and emotionally -It helped me to be stress free -It gave me the courage to seek the help that I needed... for my sake and the sake of my family

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NONE

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

-Everything, I wouldn't change a thing -It was the best

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

-Helpful, kind, generous, met over my expectations

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

-Help other soldiers like the women at the retreat in Oct. 2009 -All soldiers would be able to benefit from this experience

Ways to make it better...

N/A

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

NONE

One thing I'd also say is that...

-Having the family retreats are just as important and as great as the Women's Retreat -We need more generous people or organizations that would help donate money so that this organization could help more soldiers

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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